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    5037 AB Tilburg


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1988 …2020
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Personal profile

Research interests

My research interests cover migration, the aging labor force, pension finance, public sector economics, population policies, the history of economic thought and economics of economics.

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  • Director of the Master of Education program, Economics and Management & Organisation (ULT) of Tilburg University, October 2012 ? June 2015.

  • Founder and managing editor, Me Judice, 2008-2018.

  • Managing editor Demos, 2018-present
  • Secretary of the Dutch Council of Economic Advisors of the House of Representatives (or Raad van Economisch Adviseurs, REA), The Hague, March 1, 2005 - January 1, 2008.

  • Senior research associate, SEOR - Erasmus Competition and Regulation Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2004 - 2007.
  • Senior Research Associate, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), The Hague, 1996 - 1999; and from October 2002 - present
  • Senior research associate, Research Center for Economic Policy (OCFEB), Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1994 - 2004.
  • Research fellow Tinbergen Institute, 1992 - 2007.
  • Senior staff member, Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), 1999 - 2002
  • Senior staff member, Ministry of Economic Affairs, 1995 - 1996.
  • Post-doc researcher, Department of Mathematical Economics, Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1991 - 1994.




History of Economic Thought

The Making of Modern Macroeconomics

Current courses

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External positions

Supervisory board (Stichting Innovatie Economie-Onderwijs)

1 Oct 2019 → …

Editorial work (Stichting Me Judice)

1 Sep 20151 Mar 2018

Boardmember (Pierson Stichting)

1 Nov 2013 → …

Member (Wetenschappelijke Adviesraad TPEDigitaal)

1 Jan 2011 → …

senior research associate, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute

1 Oct 2002 → …

Research (Nidi)

1 Oct 2002 → …


  • Economics
  • Migrants
  • Mobility Of Labour
  • Public Economics
  • Pensions
  • Ageing
  • History Of Economic Thought
  • Policy

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pension Social Sciences
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international migration Social Sciences
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Research Output 1988 2020

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Values of economists matter in the art and science of economics

van Dalen, H., Aug 2019, In : Kyklos. 72, 3, p. 472-499

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Economics of science
Art and Science
Personal values
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Do people really want freedom of choice? Assessing preferences of pension holders

van Dalen, H. & Henkens, K., Dec 2018, In : Social Policy and Administration. 52, 7, p. 1379-1395

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
decision making leeway
pension fund
private pension

Intended and unintended consequences of a publish-or-perish culture: A world-wide survey

van Dalen, H. P. & Henkens, C. J. I. M., 2012, In : Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 63, 7, p. 1282-1293

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Developing countries
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Why demotion of older workers is a no-go area for managers

van Dalen, H. & Henkens, K., 5 Nov 2018, In : International Journal of Human Resource Management. 29, 15, p. 2303-2329 4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Human resource management
Older workers

Explaining emigration intentions and behaviour in the Netherlands 2005-2010

van Dalen, H. P. & Henkens, C. J. I. M., 2013, In : Population Studies. 67, 2, p. 225-241

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review